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Esther Hertzog

This article elaborates on the connection between hygiene/cleanliness and the bureaucratic control of Ethiopian immigrants in Israel. It discusses the role of stigmatisation in constructing immigrants' perceived backwardness and weakness, which necessitate guidance. The analysis also demonstrates the patronisation of immigrant women through inspection of their tidiness as mothers and housewives. The case of the Ethiopian immigrants, who began arriving in Israel at the beginning of the 1980s and still immigrate, will be used to suggest that the bureaucratic regulation of immigrants, rather than racism or cultural differentials, is behind the integration process. Moreover, the similarities between the absorption practices applied towards immigrants from Ethiopia and those from Muslim countries in the 1950s will be discussed in terms of the bureaucratic patronage over immigrants in Israel.

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Lam Yee Man

supported at the highest level (the government) ( HKRS 337-4-5396 ). The campaigns then engaged the public by mobilizing schools and community organization. Risk, Pollution and the Discourse of Cleanliness It is worth noting that pollution was anything but

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Symbolic Capital

Urban Design for Tourism

Dean MacCannell

One of the larger changes of the last thirty years has been the emergence within urban planning and design of strong consideration for tourism, tourist sites, tourist decision making, and designer ideas about tourist desire. In a 1963 keynote address to a conference at Harvard, James Rouse declared Disneyland to be ‘the greatest piece of urban design in the United States today’. (Marling 1997: 170) Architecture and planning fields now incorporate theme park design elements into urban redevelopment projects throughout the United States. Security, cleanliness, aesthetic and social order and historic referentiality as found at Disney’s ‘Mainstreet USA’ are now ‘designed into’ urban infill projects and new towns in urban corridors.

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Dolly Jørgensen

This article challenges the common presentation of the medieval street as a mud- and muck-filled cesspit. Using the television episode “Medieval London” of the Filthy Cities series aired by BBC Two in 2011 as a springboard, I discuss the realities of medieval waste management and modern conceptions of it. Through an examination of historical records from London, I show that the early fourteenth-century medieval street was not nearly as filthy as portrayed in Filthy Cities. Rather than being based on medieval evidence, our notion of the dirty medieval city is built on modern ideas of civility and scientific progress. Interpretations like that in Filthy Cities reflect more on our modern condition than the medieval one. The constructed dichotomy of medieval filth versus modern cleanliness obscures our contemporary waste problems and reinforces a physical and mental distance from our own waste.

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"They have it in their stomachs but they can't vomit it up"

Dalits, reservations, and "caste feeling" in rural Andhra Pradesh

Clarinda Still

This article examines the social effects of India's affirmative action policy (“reservations“) on the relationship between dalits and the dominant castes. Drawing on fieldwork in rural southern India, this article looks at the way people use their knowledge of reservations (however imperfect) to form opinions that shape behavior in everyday life. I argue that this policy is used to vindicate upper-caste antipathy toward dalits and has become an important part of new discriminatory attitudes. While discrimination on the basis of pollution has become muted, in its place reservations (combined with ideas about habits, morality, and cleanliness) have become the principal idiom through which the dominant openly express resentment toward dalits. In this sense, the language of reservations enables and legitimates an upsurge of anti-dalit feeling. This leads us to consider whether the positive effects of the policy can effectively counteract the caste antagonism caused by it in everyday life.

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Amanda Bonnick, Yousif M. Qasmiyeh, and Theophilus Kwek

Churchill's shaven moustache stands for the cleanliness of capitalism Frightening are the moustaches of tyrants                                                                       * A sky tilts after losing one of its pillars A homeless

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Fearful Intimacies

COVID-19 and the Reshaping of Human–Microbial Relations

Carmen McLeod, Eleanor Hadley Kershaw, and Brigitte Nerlich

, illustrates how the smell of bleach can be interpreted as a sign of cleanliness: FS1: You use your sense of smell a lot, don't you? MS1: If something smells bad, then that's usually a sign that something's not right. Q: Yes, and in reverse, if there

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COVID-19 as method

Managing the ubiquity of waste and waste-collectors in India

Tridibesh Dey

world that appear clean are so because their citizens don't indulge in littering nor do they allow it to happen’ ( SBA 2020 ). 2 Calls to devote ‘100 hours per year, that is two hours per week, to voluntarily work for cleanliness’ initiating ‘the quest

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Plastic Packaging, Food Supply, and Everyday Life

Adopting a Social Practice Perspective in Social-Ecological Research

Lukas Sattlegger, Immanuel Stieß, Luca Raschewski, and Katharina Reindl

. That makes it difficult to include findings from other disciplines in practice-theoretical observations: cleanliness and hygiene are portrayed as a part of practices and not related to a microbiological analysis of cleanliness. Furthermore, in empirical

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“Four Guys and a Hole in the Floor”

Racial Politics of Mobility and Excretion among BC-Based Long Haul Truckers

Amie McLean

” narrative defers stigmas of filth and excretion onto South Asian drivers, it also allows white truckers to assert their own cleanliness, civility, and decency. In such stories, “uncivilized” practices of excretion are, as Greg stated earlier, “what they do